Lilia Umaña Montiel successfully ventured into politics, becoming the first female Vice Mayor of the second most important city in the country (2014-2021). She strongly promoted the restructuring of the social agenda of the City, with important results in the implementation of social protection programs and mechanisms, ranging from the proposal of public policies to social management instruments in association with international organizations. She has been leading the issues of transparency, violence prevention, health, and social protection. She coordinated the relationship with the Secretaries of State on matters of children, women, and human rights. She is also an active member of the Latin American Network of Subnational Governments of Management for Results of the IDB. Since her academic training as a professional in the area of marketing and international business, with a master's degree in business administration, she has been recognized by the private sector for her contribution in the areas of administration, marketing, and corporate social responsibility through the design and implementation of social programs aligned with the SDGs. She is recognized for her commitment to the defense of human rights and policy management in favor of women, children, people with disabilities, and older adults and is a promoter of artistic movements and cultural development of the city.

Lilia Umaña Montiel will participate in the World Justice Forum working session People-Centered Innovations in Community Justice